Hello all! A few of you have commented and e-mailed me wondering why I haven’t posted in a few days. Tell you the truth, sometimes life gets a little to overwhelming for me and I have to just step back, take a breath and regroup. I really appreciate your concern though.
Todays tutorial is using a retired 2001 Stampin’ Up set “Wolf” and 2006 set “Best Blossoms”. I love to pick up retired sets on Ebay. Been wanting this Wolf set for so long, but there is only so much I will pay for stamps. So I bid my max amount and hope that I’ll win, only on occasion I do. Especially for some of the highly soot after sets like “Wolf”. It has taken me 2 years of bidding to get it, but I got it for a fair price.
Let’s get started on the tutorial.
Supplies, Oops missed the supply photo this morning:
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up “Wolf” & “Best Blossoms”|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black, Always Artichoke|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Really Rust and Old Olive|
|Accessories: Versamark pad, Prismacolor Pencils, Faber-Castell Artist Pen, Sponge|
On with the tutorial.
Loaded my stamp with Versamark, Old Olive and then tapped the stamps leaf tips on a Really Rust ink pad to color the tips before stamping it on a piece of 4.5″ square Whisper White card stock. Stamped it 6 times.
Heat embossed the images using fine detail clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Stamped Wolf face with Basic Black ink.
Colored the face with a Prismacolor Cool Grey 50% pencil.
Added some Prismacolor Black pencil to the nose, between the eyes and darker parts of the ears.
Colored the eyes with a Prismacolor Goldenrod pencil.
Colored the mussel and inner ears with a Prismacolor Beige pencil.
Sponged Almost Artichoke ink all around the wolf.
Stamped leaves with Always Artichoke ink.
Wiped the ink off of my embossed leaves with a soft rag.
Sponged Basic Black ink at the bottom of the card stock and a bit around the edges of the card stock.
Stamped some more leaves at the bottom of the card stock with Basic Black ink and then wiped off my embossed images with a soft rag.
Darkened around the eyes, nose and a bit around the darkest parts of the ears with a Faber-Castell fine point black marker to make them stand out more.
Assembled my card front and here it is finished measuring 5.5″ square.
I hope your day is filled with relaxing and fun filled moments.
Until my next post.. . . . . . . . .